The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (TXACP) is now accepting applications from first- and second-year Texas medical students and from physicians for the summer 2016 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP).
Since 1992, the GIMSPP has placed Texas medical students with internists across the state for four-week preceptorships during the summer break. Students get the opportunity to observe the daily routine of their preceptor, experiencing the variety the practice of internal medicine provides. Preceptors get the chance to share their expertise and knowledge, while helping shape the next generation of medicine. The program is well-respected, and many students who have participated go on to be preceptors later in their careers.
The program, supported in previous years by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, had its grant funding cut in 2011. Administered by the nonprofit TXACP, the GIMSPP recently won renewed financial support for 2016 and beyond, allowing for stipends for participating students. Student preceptorships are available on a first come, first served basis, and students are encouraged to apply early. Only students currently enrolled in a Texas medical school are eligible to participate.
For more information on the program, or to download the application for participation, visit the TXACP website.
Action, Feb. 1, 2016
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